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Total loan: $575
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Mary

Kenya
Kisii, Kenya / Dairy

A loan of $575 helped to purchase and insure a dairy cow.


Mary's story

Mary is a retired primary school teacher who has been farming for 35 years in Kisii town, western Kenya. She has a mixed farm that produces milk and eggs, which are all sold locally. She has employed one farmhand from her community.

She has requested this loan of 45,000 KES through Juhudi Kilimo to purchase and insure a dairy cow. This dairy cow will enable her to provide her family with enough milk for their own consumption and she will be able to get manure for her farm. She says that it has been hard to get a quality breed of cow and this has been a challenge. She also faces the challenge of lack of artificial insemination services. She plans to buy more dairy cows in future that will increase her milk production. She also wants to expand her poultry farming.

Mary is 56 years old. She is married and has 7 children, all adults. Two of the children are currently attending school.

She comments that the loans they are given are small for much improvement, otherwise there is hope for future improvement.



Loan details

Loan length:

15 months
Disbursed date: October 12, 2010

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Loan details

Loan length:

15 months
Disbursed date: October 12, 2010